Duan J. Ash

(902) 460-3431(902) 463-7500[email protected]
Property Paralegal
Kelly Rushton
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Wills & Estates Paralegal
Melissa Osmond
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"I want my clients to be heard and satisfied throughout the entire file. Whether it is a property transaction or estate planning, I will strive to meet their goals with high quality service. "

About Duan

Duan is an Associate and member of both the Real Estate and Wills, Estates and Trusts teams. Duan strives to provide excellent service to his clients and understands that client relationships are built and centered on trust, loyalty, professionalism and being genuine.

Duan is currently a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society and serves on various committees and boards. He is a board member for the Nova Scotia Golf Association, a member of the Nova Scotia Golf Association’s Finance Committee, Chair for the Nova Scotia Golf Association's Diversity & Inclusion Committee, a Committee member for the Black Lives Matter Golf Initiative and a Governance Committee Member for Basketball Nova Scotia's Discipline Panel. He is also a former Dalhousie Advisory and Standing Committee Member (Indigenous Blacks & Mi’kmaq Initiative Representative) and a former Executive Member for the Dalhousie Black Law Society Association.

Duan is passionate about giving back to his community and other communities. While he was an undergraduate student at Mount Saint Vincent University he volunteered his time outside of his studies and varsity athletic commitments (Men's Basketball) as a sales representative for a clothing line based out of Toronto called "Tenfed" whose overall mission is to feed children of hunger both in Canada and around world. Throughout law school, he volunteered and helped with fund raising for both the Dalhousie Black Law Society Association (DBLSA) and the Dalhousie Indigenous Law Society Association (DILSA) to raise money for the Association's community outreach initiatives. Duan is currently co-leading a new Black Lives Matter Golf Initiative with the help of his committee to help promote and break social and economic barriers for underrepresented Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) youth and women to provide a more inclusive environment for the game of golf. Black Lives Matter Golf was recently named Community Sport Organizations of the Year at the 2022 Support4Sport Awards.

Outside of the office Duan loves to golf, play basketball and soccer, listen to music (R & B/Hip-Hop/Smooth Jazz) and read.

Areas of Practice

Duan's Background

  • 2020: JD, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 2017: Bachelor of Business Administration (Double Major in Marketing and Management), Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 2021 - Present: Associate, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2020 - 2021: Articled Clerk, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2019: Summer Student with BOYNECLARKE LLP, Immigration Services Association of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 2017-2018: Summer Facilities Clerk, Stewart McKelvey, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Professional Memberships
  • Member - Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
  • Member - Canadian Bar Association
  • Member - Real Estate Lawyers Association of Nova Scotia
  • Member - Brookfield Global Relocation Services
  • Former Executive Member - Dalhousie Black Law Society Association
  • Former Member - Dalhousie Indigenous Law Society Association
  • Former Member - Dalhousie Advisory and Standing Committee, Indigenous Blacks & Mi'kmaq Representative
Community Activities
  • Mentor - Mentorship Program with Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University
  • Head Coach - Auburn Drive High School Women's Basketball Team
  • Board Director - Nova Scotia Golf Association
  • Chair - Nova Scotia Golf Association Diversity & Inclusion Committee
  • Member - Nova Scotia Golf Association’s Finance Committee
  • Member - Black Lives Matter Golf (2022 Support4Sport Community Sports Organization of the Year)
  • Member - Basketball Nova Scotia Discipline Panel
  • Member - Nova Scotia Golf Association (NSGA) First Tee Committee
Awards and Honours
  • The Rudy Scholarship (2012)
  • Tim Horton Scholarship (2012)
  • New Brunswick Teachers Association Scholarship (2012)
  • San Phillipo Scholarship (2012)
  • Alumni Scholarship Award (2012)

Recent Blog Posts by Duan

Blog Post | Friday May 28, 2021

My Articling Experience During a Global Pandemic

Authored by: Duan J. Ash Posted in: Articling COVID-19 Students

How the Global Pandemic impacted my Articling experience in 2020 and 2021

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